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by Michael Gough
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Vote to support a deserving video project
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

Vote to support a deserving video project

Beacon Hill Film Project is a group of young people with learning disabilities in North Tyneside who make their own films from script to screen with professional mentoring and support. They write, film and edit their work as well as make the props, the costumes and compose the music. The project has...
by Michael Gough
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: AMPS Awards/notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: AMPS Awards/notes

Hi Ned, Thanks for the Awards and notes received about my film "To The Gods". I understand Fingercuff was sent some of my notes by mistake but I have sent him my address to post them on. Thanks again for providing another opportunity for our films to be presented to wider audiences. I shall find som...
by Michael Gough
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: AMPS Awards/notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: AMPS Awards/notes

Hi Ned,

This was my first entry so I didn't know what to expect. I heard of my success from Dave. Looking forward to reading the words of wisdom of the judges from the other side of the pond.

Happy New Year.

Michael
by Michael Gough
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 13371

Re: BIAFF 2009

Hi all, Please be careful with the criticisms you make in public on this forum. Like Brian, I fully appreciate the ordeal that projecting at a major festival entails. I too have checked DVDs only to have them fail on the night. As Reg Lancaster says, “DVDs are the most reliable media in the world. Y...
by Michael Gough
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: This forum...
Replies: 66
Views: 24217

Despite the positive start I still find Dave’s reply disappointing. His use of the phrase “There is a risk of parochialism” is aimed at the Council. It is my belief that the main contributors to this forum are more parochial than any volunteer member of a Regional or the National Council. I am conce...
by Michael Gough
Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: This forum...
Replies: 66
Views: 24217

Oh dear!. The trouble with all games of Chinese whispers (and this forum is often just an electronic version of that confusing game) is that a piece of mis-information is quickly assumed to be a fact. And another untrue urban myth is created. At 2.39pm on Nov.27th Chrisbitz admitted that he was gues...
by Michael Gough
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Biaff at Harrogate
Replies: 44
Views: 16808

As a regular judge I am aware that judging in not a science. You cannot create statistical proof that one film is better than another. The success of a film depends on the personal mental response to what appears on the screen. And, as they say, “The Judge’s decision is final”. But that doesn’t prev...
by Michael Gough
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The One-Liners - can you suggest more?
Replies: 13
Views: 6615

One liners.

I probably got most of these from Dave's Monthly Madness. If you are going through hell .... keep going - Winston Churchill Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. When they first invented the clock how did they know what time to set it to? B...
by Michael Gough
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Pixel dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Pixel dimensions

HELP !!! As anyone who knows me will verify I am technically ignorant about my hobby. Which proves you can sometimes succeed on instinct. However occasionally it is essential to get correct information. An AV maker is willing to give me a video DVD version of his work to show at my club. He has aske...
by Michael Gough
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Developing Super 8mm film
Replies: 2
Views: 3071

Developing Super 8mm film

At a recent Festival I was approached by someone with a 30 year old cartridge of E160, Kodak Ektachrome Super 8mm movie film type A, made in USA.

Can anyone help him with details of where to get it developed?

Thanks
by Michael Gough
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The IAC`s 75th Film
Replies: 10
Views: 5373

The Noble Network

In this context the word Noble has nothing whatsoever to do with the landed gentry. I'm not posh although some of my best video friends are! I have looked up the word "noble" and it can mean:- "good", "splendid", "admirable" etc. That is precisely what was meant when a contributor to the film descri...
by Michael Gough
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The IAC`s 75th Film
Replies: 10
Views: 5373

75th.Anniversary Film

Hi All, Just to bring you up-to-date on the 75th.Anniversary Film. It is called “The Noble Network” and lasts 28 minutes. Because of it’s length I doubt it will be put on the website. However there is every intention to distribute it as far as possible. David Andrew wrote and directed it and it’s fo...
by Michael Gough
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Fantastic Wedding and Video Editing Etc
Replies: 13
Views: 5723

Snappy Weddings

Hi all, I agree with Dave. Even families occasionally want the "short" version of the wedding. A long time ago I was ending a wedding video with a "musical memory" which flash backed from the happy couple dancing together. As they romantically waltzed the pictures dissolved back to the day as seen t...
by Michael Gough
Mon May 14, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 17618

Dave asks "What was the dumbest/most gut-wrenching comment a judge or any audience member ever made about one of your films?" In my case the judge stood at the front and started by saying "If I see one more film about this subject I shall go mad" Luckily I have experienced more constructive comments...
by Michael Gough
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 17618

Re: How can a comp judge be helpful?

Dave asked if we had any examples of a judge's comment that had changed our film making life. Mine was a hard lesson but I “eventually” learned that perhaps the judge might be right!!! Very early in my hobby life I made a story film that was chosen by my club to represent them in the NvS Competition...